Your European river cruise from the Danube Delta to Prague takes you on a journey of diverse destinations, including the extraordinary landscapes of Romania and the Balkans, Hungary, Austria, and the Golden City of Prague. You’ll also visit the modern and historical city of Berlin, as well as the mysterious Romanian city of Transylvania. You’ll tour Bran Castle, home of legendary vampire, Dracula. Spend some free time in Brasov, and enjoy sightseeing and a drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia for a visit to Peles Castle. Sail to the Danube Delta at St. Gheorghe at the entrance to the Black Sea, and join a small-boat tour of the delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Join guided sightseeing in Budapest to see Heroes’ Square and the city’s famous sights, and sail on the Danube for the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Vienna, Austria, once center of the Habsburg Empire, is home to the lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Wachau Valley wine region, visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, and sample local wines as well. In Linz, explore the center of the city with a walk around the Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square. You may choose to take an excursion to the Austrian lake region—a favorite spot for the legendary Habsburg family. Take a guided walk of Passau, Germany, known for its maze of cobblestone streets and the baroque architectural masterpiece of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, to see the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria, and towering mansions. In beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. End your vacation with two special nights in Berlin!
Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran CastleDay 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles CastleDay 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration Day 6 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in ConstantaDay 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in BelogradchikDay 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on boardDay 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in PécsDay 12 Budapest: day at leisureDay 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square; visit Gödöllö Royal PalaceDay 14 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; lecture about royal dinasties in Europe, onboard Waltz lessonDay 15 Vienna: guided tour, see the Kuntskammer’s collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket; visit Schönbrunn PalaceDay 16 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit Arstetten Castle; wine tastingDay 17 Linz: guided walk or full day excursion Romantic AustriaDay 18 Passau: guided walkDay 19 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague: transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 20 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 21 Prague–Dresden–Berlin: transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to BerlinDay 22 Berlin: city sightseeingDay 23 Berlin: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.